Richard Wright


Born
in Adams County, Mississippi, The United States
September 04, 1908

Died
November 28, 1960

Genre


Richard Nathaniel Wright was an African-American author of powerful, sometimes controversial novels, short stories and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerned racial themes. His work helped redefine discussions of race relations in America in the mid-20th century.

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“Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I had clutched at books...”
Richard Wright, Black Boy

“The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.”
Richard Wright

“I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of the hunger for life that gnaws in us all.”
Richard Wright, Black Boy

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